Pictures: Women make a stand against cancer at Barnstaple Race for Life

PUBLISHED: 17:49 02 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:25 03 July 2017

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

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Hundreds take part in annual Cancer Research UK fundraiser at the Tarka Tennis Centre

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Nearly 1,000 women took part in Barnstaple’s Race for Life this morning (Sunday).

The sun shone for the annual Cancer Research UK fundraiser, with women of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities joining forces to make a stand in the fight against cancer.

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Many chose to run in memory of loved ones or those fighting the disease; some who took part were undergoing treatment for cancer themselves, while others had inspirational tales of survival to tell.

They ran, jogged or walked either a 5km or 10km course around Rock Park, starting and finishing at the Tarka Tennis Centre at Seven Brethren.

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Marie Luxton, from Barnstaple, was the first female 5km runner across the finish line.

Scroll down to view just some of the pictures taken at today’s event. For many more, or to order copies, click here.

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Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

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Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

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Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2017. Picture: Andy Keeble

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